School of the Word

What is School of the Word?

Have you ever prayed with the Bible? Are you looking for a group to share and grow your faith?

Join us for School of the Word every Tuesday night from 7:30pm to 9pm, currently online via Zoom.

You’ll have a chance to hear a great talk, spend some time in prayer and enjoy sharing within a group of like-minded people. Don’t forget to have a Bible and a notebook handy!

For more information, or to join our WhatsApp group, contact Deacon Steve at

So if you're looking for a community, a place to grow your faith, to learn how to pray with the Bible, and to relate God's word to your life, then this is the place for you! Come to School of the Word, we'd love to have you with us.

Join us online!

Click here to join School of the Word on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm:

Altenatively, join us on Thursday nights at 8:30pm for a session run by our Verbum Dei Missionary couple, Ace and Rowena! Click here:, or login with these details

Meeting ID: 831 0602 3719

Passcode: 362253

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come to School of the Word?

School of the Word is open to everyone!

One of the best things about School of the Word is that you will share and connect with people from all different age groups and cultural backgrounds. Our whole group is enriched by the diversity of life experiences, and that's why we'd love to include you!

Please note, due to current Child Protection and Safeguarding regulations, if you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I have to know a lot about the Bible and Catholicism?

No! One of the reasons why we call it 'School of the Word' is that everyone is learning. It's normal for people to start not knowing anything about the Bible. However with time, one of our goals is to learn to listen to God's voice through His word.

No matter where you are in your faith journey, you will fit right in!


What do our Sowers (School of the Word-goers) say?

“I never used to read the Bible… and now everyday I just read one page of it.” – Ita

“I love School of the Word because it gets me closer to God and meeting new friends.” – Rita

“It’s opened the Bible up for me… I read it as if He’s talking to me.” – Gail

“You get to actually talk to people that you don’t usually talk to after Mass, so you actually get to grow together.” – Jemille

“I really like the reflection that we have, the opportunity to discuss the Word of God and how it’s touching our real lives.” – Rafael

“It’s just helped me grow in my faith, I just feel I’ve got a stronger relationship with God now.” – Gail

“It’s good to get perspective from other people about how it shapes their lives, and sometimes you learn a few things from other people too. And it’s also a great place to meet new friends and make new connections.” – Patrick

School of the Word Team

Fr Dan Drum, Fr Daniele Sollazzo & Fr Steve Drum

Fr Dan, Fr Steve and Fr Daniele are all members of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity and the clergy here at Ryde-Gladesville. With years of experience in service here and across the world, our School of the Word team brings a wealth of knowledge to our Sowers each week.